Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? North Carolina has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best NC dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Looking for a great escape with your dog? Head out to enjoy the surf and the sun at Emerald Isle Beach.

Dogs are welcome on the beach year round as long as they are on-leash.  Off-leash frolicking is not allowed.

Holden Beach, North Carolina
Dog friendly Holden Beach welcomes pooches to enjoy their beautiful beach in North Carolina. Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 20 - September 10, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All other dates/times, dogs are welcome. Dogs mu...
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Surfs up at pup friendly Carolina Beach, North Carolina! All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. April 1st - September 30th, dogs are allowed on the beach during restricted hours BEFORE 9:00 AM and AFTER 5:00 PM.  Octob...
Topsail Island, North Carolina
Relax and unwind at dog friendly Topsail Beach with your pooch! Dogs must be on a leash from May 15th to September 30th. Dogs can be off-leash and under voice command of owner any other time. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach!...
Manteo, North Carolina
Relax and unwind with your pooch at the beautiful Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Manteo in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are prohibited on de...
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Nothing better than a day at the beach with your pooch!  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is dog friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach with some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from...
Oak Island, North Carolina
Escape the hustle bustle and take a "beach day" or beach getaway with your pup at the dog friendly beaches of Oak Island, North Carolina. Dogs are welcome year round on both the East and West Beaches as long as they are on-leas...
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this beach. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach! If you're looking for pet friendly accommodations, check out nearby
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
Get away with your pooch to dog friendly Atlantic Beach in North Carolina. Dogs are permitted on the beach strand year-round but must be on-leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in lifeguard protected areas beyond 20 feet from the wat...
Bald Head Island, North Carolina
Enjoy a day at the beach with your four-legged sidekick at dog friendly Bald Head Island beach. Dogs must be on-leash during the daytime.  Dogs can run and play off-leash after sunset and before sunrise, except during turtle season, May 1 - N...